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  • Ford EVs Gain Access to Tesla SuperChargers, Ford to Adopt Tesla NACS Charge Port

    Ford and Tesla jointly announced today that starting in the spring of 2024, Ford EV drivers will gain access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers in North America.  This move will more than double the number of chargers available to Ford EV drivers who currently have access to 10,000  DC fast-chargers in the BlueOval EV network.  Additionally, Ford dealers are adding 1,800 public-facing fast chargers across the continent. Existing EV models like the F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E, and E


    Cadillac Confirms Escalade IQ

    As Cadillac moves forward with its rebuild of a naming scheme away from alpha-numerics and back to names, it ran into a connedrum. What to do with Escalade. Cadillac has decided that all of their EV names will end with the letters "iq". Last year, we were introduced to the Lyriq and the Celestiq.  Other names that Cadillac has registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office are Ascendiq, Optiq, Symboliq, Vistiq, and Lumisiq.  This put Cadillac into a pickle with Escalade. Today, Cad


    Chevy Estimated Range for Silverado EV Work Truck Raised to 450 miles

    When Chevrolet initially took the wraps off the Silverado EV last year, GM had estimated up to a 400 mile range based on its own calculations.  As the Silverado EV has made its way through development, it went for EPA certification and came back with 50 miles more than GM's estimate.  With this new EPA certification, the Silverado EV has an over 100-mile advantage over its only on-sale competitor the F-150 Lightning Extended Range (320 miles). The Silverado EV will launch first in WT trim with t


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    • June 2 National Donut Day At some places, they'll give you one for free.  At some places, it requires a purchase.  So, if at Dunkin' and you bought a cup of coffee,  I believe they wouldn't lose much money on this and that it could possibly even yield some profit.  They should all just give you one free f***in' donut.  But they're probably worried about a select few folks who may keep coming back and/or going to different stores (LOL).
    • Again. The payload rating is only for the sticker. Federally, the Silverado EV will be in the same class as the Silverado 1500. The Silverado EV is 233 inches long and the Cybertruck is 231 inches long. But that means because the Cybertruck has a 6.5 ft bed rather than the 5.5 (without midgate) the Silverado EV has, the Silverado EV will have a larger passenger compartment. While the Silverado EV has a larger "snout" like a conventional truck, look how far back from the windshield and front the driver sits in the Cybertruck. That's all wasted space. Giving me the same energy....  
    • The Silverado EV is said to weigh over 8,000 lbs.  And I bet the Silverado is heavier than the Cybertruck because after seeing Munro and Associates tear apart the Hummer battery, that Ultium pack is not weight efficient at all.  Tesla’s battery is more space and weight efficient than Ultium.  
    • From Tesla themselves in a letter to CARB: There is no class "2b" in Pennsylvania. You get bumped into class 3. But you can also simply math it. A Model-X plaid is 5,390. Even if we assume the Cybertruck will be the same weight (it won't) 5,390 + 3,500 is 8,890. That's Class 2b Federally and Class 3 in Pennsylvania. But that would be just the 250-mile range model. Expect the 500-mile version to have double the battery of the Model-X Plaid, so an additional 1,200 lbs.  Now it's firmly in Federal Class 3 territory (Silverado HD 3500) and PA Class 4. And those estimates are based on Model-X weights. Tesla themselves estimate a top curb weight of 6,500 lbs. (5,390+1,200= 6,590)
    • Just out of curiosity, how do you know this? Are you getting it based on the payload/towing ratings plus the assumption that it has to weigh between X - X thousand pounds due to size/battery/motors?  Or have they released an estimated weight already that I just haven't seen? 
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